The Witches adds Octavia Spencer to its cast.
Spencer has been tapped to star opposite Anne Hathaway in The Witches remake helmed by Robert Zemeckis.
This will be the second time Roald Dahl’s 1973 novelwill be adapted for the screen. It was first adapted in 1990 and starred Anjelica Huston. However, the feature was disavowed by the author since the version changed the book’s ending. According to Variety, Zemeckis’ film will be a more faithful adaptation of the novel.
The story follows Bruno, a 7-year-old boy who encounters real-life witches. Spencer is set to play Bruno’s grandmother. Jahzir Bruno and Codie-Lei Eastick are also negotiations to join the cast
Zemeckis will co-write the script with Kenya Barris (Black-ish). He is also producing with through their banner ImageMovers, alongside Alfonso Cuaron and Guillermo del Toro.